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're embarrassed by the use of the word filibuster, but they're attempting to describe this as something other than that. >> this is not a filibuster, i keep getting stopped by people out in the hall, oh, we're going to filibuster, who's going to filibuster. it's not a filibuster, all they have to do is have a 60-vote margin. >> so rachel, harry reed says it is a filibuster, jim inhoff says it is not. >> and that reflects the complicated politics going on right here. this is a troubled nomination for the white house, it has been from the start. there's no natural support out there for chuck hagel, he's a republican, but a lot of republicans feel he's a republican in name only. they're pushing back in light of the troubles he had during his confirmation hearing. at the same time they're vulnerable to a strategy where the white house and democrats really push back and say they're playing politics with our national security, they're putting a defense nominee in jeopardy, they're putting the defense of a nation in jp. the white house pushing back very hard on this strategy and that's a risk for republi
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